Eric Barkley and Lloyd Jenkins were two amateur detectives who were investigating a robbery at an old animation studio. When the suspect uncovered a painting from behind at exactly midnight, the painting became a portal that sucked Eric and Lloyd into another universe following several Western Animation conventions. They now run a Film Noir style detective business in New Townsberg while searching for a way to get back home.
This work illustrates the following Tropes:
- Art Shift: The 'real world' is depicted as live-action.
- Authority in Name Only: Mayor Oscar Buffington, who was elected entirely for his good looks
- Casanova Wannabe: Lloyd is this most of the time.
- Cloudcuckooland: New Townsberg and its universe in general
- Delivery Stork: Although storks deliver babies in New Townsberg, people still have sex.
- Knight of Cerebus: The Man in the Black Hat
- Servile Snarker: The duo's secretary, Miss Carmichael.
- Toon Physics